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Write on Wednesday… Songbird

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 16:

Hadge says:  Take a favorite (or even random play) song and write the story behind the lyrics, not something inspired by the lyric, but the flesh on the bones of the story. It gives lots of scope for interpretative writing. Use the lyrics or theme of a song  for a piece of flash fiction (50 to 200 words). To clarify, write your version of the story behind the lyrics in a song.




Amelia swung her head backwards, swigging quickly and deeply from the bottle in her hands giggling as she wiped her hand across her face. Her lips were stained red and her hair flung wildly around her shoulders. Jack pushed her hair from her eyes and took the bottle from her hand, taunting her with it. Their bodies lay twisted and tangled in the mess of sheets around them, the air sticky with the afternoon heat. Jack drank from the bottle, his eyes not leaving hers for a moment, as she moved towards him and took her face in his hands. She sighed, just the faintest tremble crossed her face…

Thanks again to Gill at Ink Paper Pen, if you want to check out more Write on Wednesday submissions you can click here.


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2 Responses to Write on Wednesday… Songbird

  1. Naomi says:

    Really beautiful. I read it with the song playing, it fit really well.
    I love the last line, very nice!

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